PARAMUS, N.J. (AP) Now that the majors are over, Adam Scott is going after the one big prize remaining this year – a shot at the $10 million FedEx Cup prize.
Scott ran off four straight birdies in the middle of his round and finished with a tap-in birdie Friday for a 6-under 65 to share the 36-hole lead with Cameron Tringale at The Barclays.
Scott is the defending champion at the first FedEx Cup playoff event. He won last year at Liberty National.
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British Open and PGA champion Rory McIlroy was nine shots better than his opening round, playing bogey-free for a 65. Not only did he make the cut, McIlroy suddenly is only five shots behind going into the weekend.
Phil Mickelson played a shot from the deck of a grandstand in a wild day that ended with a birdie to make the cut on the number.
LONDON, Ontario (AP) – So Yeon Ryu used a second straight bogey-free round to pull away at the Canadian Women’s Open.
Ryu shot a 6-under 66 Friday at the London Hunt and Country Club to get to 15 under, the best two-round start in the tournament’s history. She was five strokes ahead of fellow South Korean Na Yeon Choi, playing partner Anna Nordqvist and Danielle Kang.
If Ryu keeps it up over the weekend, she’ll have a good chance at winning her first tournament since the Jamie Farr Toledo Classic in 2012.
American Brittany Lincicome, who was a runner-up to Inbee Park at last week’s LPGA Championship, had the best round of the day with a 65 to move to 8 under.
Joining Lincicome at 8 under were Lizette Salas, Lindsey Wright, Mi Hyang Lee and Xi Yu Lin.
SNOQUALMIE, Wash. (AP) – Mike Goodes shot an 8-under 64 on Friday for a one-stroke lead in the Boeing Classic.
Goodes, 57, got off to a fast start with an eagle on the first hole, knocking it in from a bunker. He then had six birdies in the first round of the Champions Tour stop at TPC Snoqualmie Ridge.
Goodes is looking for his second career win to go with the 2009 Allianz Championship. The last time he led any round in any tournament was the 2013 Insperity Open in Houston.
In the previous nine Boeing tournaments, no first-round leader has gone on to win the title.
Mark Brooks was all alone in second after a 65. The 1996 PGA champion shot a 6-under 30 on the back nine, one short of the course and tournament record of 29 set by Scott Simpson in 2006.
Mark O’Meara, Gene Sauers, Scott Hoch, Mark McNulty and Jeff Sluman are at 6 under.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Washington Post says it will stop calling Washington’s football team the ”Redskins” on its editorial page.
The paper’s editorial board announced Friday that it will refrain from using the term that it says ”unquestionably offends not only many Native Americans but many other Americans, too.”
The board operates independently of the paper’s newsgathering operation. The Post will continue to use ”Redskins” in the news and sports sections.
The board noted that it has been speaking out against the Redskins name since 1992. Redskins spokesman Tony Wyllie said the announcement was therefore ”no surprise” to the team.
Redskins owner Dan Snyder has vowed never to change the name, saying it honors Native Americans.
CLEVELAND (AP) – Johnny Manziel has been slapped on the finger.
The NFL fined the Browns rookie quarterback $12,000 on Friday for flipping his middle finger at Washington’s sideline, a person familiar with the penalty told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the ruling hasn’t been made public.
Manziel said he was reacting to incessant taunting by the Redskins during Monday night’s nationally televised game when he made the gesture while running back to Cleveland’s huddle.
His finger flipping didn’t help his chances of winning Cleveland’s starting job, which went to veteran Brian Hoyer.
Browns coach Mike Pettine felt Manziel should have known better than to react to Washington’s insults. He wants his high-profile rookie – and Cleveland’s other players – to make mature decisions on and off the field. Pettine said the 21-year-old’s behavior factored into the team’s decision in naming a starter.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Chiefs offensive tackle Donald Stephenson was suspended by the NFL for the first four games of the regular season Friday for violating the league’s performance-enhancing substance policy, a massive blow to an already unsteady offensive line.
Stephenson remains eligible to participate in all preseason practices and games, including Saturday night’s contest against Minnesota. He will miss games against Tennessee, Denver, Miami and New England and be eligible to return to the active roster Sept. 30.
The substance wasn’t disclosed. The Chiefs said in a three-sentence statement that they were informed of the positive test on Friday and expressed disappointment in losing Stephenson, but declined further comment.
Stephenson said in a statement issued through the NFL Players’ Association that he took a medication that requires a therapeutic-use exemption and failed to properly investigate it.
PITTSBURGH (AP) – John Orozco grabbed the early lead in the U.S. men’s gymnastics championships on Friday, posting an all-around score of 90.750 to top a crowded field.
Orozco, the 2012 national champion, continued his steady recovery from a knee injury nearly two years ago by putting together six solid rotations. He posted the highest scores of the night on parallel bars and high bar as he nudged his way ahead of some familiar faces.
Jake Dalton is second, followed by Danell Leyva and defending champion Sam Mikulak, who bounced back from some uncharacteristic early mistakes to climb within striking distance of Orozco heading into Sunday’s final.
Alex Naddour is fifth, with Donnell Whittenburg sixth and Brandon Wynn seventh.
NEW YORK (AP) – The U.S. national basketball team has kept Derrick Rose and cut Damian Lillard and three others, getting its roster down to 12 before the FIBA World Cup of Basketball.
Kyle Korver, Gordon Hayward and Chandler Parsons also were cut, shortly after the Americans beat Puerto Rico 112-86 on Friday night in their final exhibition game before leaving for Spain.
Team officials had previously said they might bring more than 12 players on the trip, but coach Mike Krzyzewski said after the game he wanted to get down to 12, the maximum allowable for the World Cup rosters.
Rose was expected to make the team if he was healthy enough after missing most of the last two seasons following two knee surgeries.
The rest of the roster is: Stephen Curry, Anthony Davis, James Harden, Kyrie Irving, DeMarcus Cousins, Klay Thompson, Andre Drummond, Rudy Gay, DeMar DeRozan, Kenneth Faried and Mason Plumlee.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) – Lukas Rosol of the Czech Republic and Jerzy Janowicz of Poland advanced to the Winston-Salem Open final with three-set victories on Friday.
The seventh-seeded Rosol edged Taiwan’s Yen-Hsun Lu 7-5, 4-6, 6-4, and Janowicz defeated Sam Querrey 4-6, 7-5, 6-4 in the final tuneup for next week’s U.S. Open.
Lu, who had beaten Rosol in their only previous meeting last year in Thailand, had his chances in the tight semi. He used a service break to go up 4-1 in the first set before Rosol rallied, and nearly blew a 5-2 advantage in the second set before winning the set.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) – Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova reached the finals of the Connecticut Open for the third straight year, beating Samantha Stosur 6-3, 6-1 on Friday.
She will face a close friend, Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia, for the title. The 68th-ranked Rybarikova beat Camila Giorgi of Italy 6-2, 6-4 in the first semifinal.
Kvitova, ranked No. 4, bombarded Stosur with 11 aces, nine in the first set, improving to 5-0 against the Australian in hard-court matches.
Kvitova broke Stosur’s serve to take an early 3-1 lead, one of her four service breaks in the match. She did not get much of a challenge on her own serve, facing just four break points.
Kvitova clinched the first set with three aces in the last game and cruised from there.
Kvitova won the tournament in 2012 and lost to Simona Halep in last year’s final.